Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146062
gnome-print does not detect default printer settings correctly
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:42:41 EST
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Description of problem:
When attempting to print with a program that uses gnome-print (such as gedit or evolution), the proper print settings are not picked up the first time. The default for my printer (HP Deskjet 940C - configured manually) is Letter, but A4 is always selected. Some programs, such as Evolution, do not select the proper default printer (they select Generic Postscript). None of them select the proper default paper size for any user.
There is a workaround:
Just click Print, then Cancel. Click Print again and it will pick up the proper settings every time. If you want to avoid having to do this, you must leave the application running in the background. As soon as the application is restarted, the problem will manifest itself again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open gedit or evolution (any gnome-print program should work)
2. Click Print and look at the settings that it picks up
3. Click Cancel and Print again. Notice that the proper settings are selected now.
Actual Results: Printer settings are ignored
Expected Results: Printer settings are followed.
Non gnome-print applications, such as Firefox, OpenOffice.org, Thunderbird, as well as all KDE applications always select the proper printer.
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